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Taylor Patterson received degrees in Equine Science and Business Administration from Virginia Intermont College. She competed on their IDA and IHSA teams, winning Champion Rider status in her division on both teams.
After college,Taylor managed a large Hunter/Jumper barn in the Pacific Northwest. She ran a lesson program and was responsible for taking the barn’s young horses from their first ride to their first jumping show. She also worked for a breeding farm where she gained valuable experience assisting with veterinary and reproductive tasks. She started, showed, and sold the farm’s horses.
Taylor and her husband built their own equestrian facility where, for 10 years, she taught riders of all ages and horses of all breeds. She demonstrates a calm and patient manner. She trains with an emphasis on how a rider’s position affects their horse’s way of travel. She gained a reputation for successful work with problem horses and training horses to be safe and “bomb proof” for her riders.
Taylor had the privilege to successfully ride, show and campaign a Friesian Stallion in Dressage and Friesian competition. She proudly took a “crazy” black stallion and turned him into a champion.
In 2019, Taylor and her family moved to Helena. Besides teaching at Carroll College, she continues to train horses and riders, put on equestrian events, and conduct clinics in the community.